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Working Across Team Projects as a Project Lead

As a team project manager or lead, you may have the opportunity to manage more than one team project at a time. Team Foundation Server has several tools to help you manage and perform your work across team projects.

Track Your Assigned Work Items

If you are working on multiple team projects, you may want to easily view all the work items assigned to you across all your team projects. You can create a work item query that uses the @Me parameter to return a results set of all work items assigned to you across all team projects on the same Team Foundation Server. You can also create queries for all the work items assigned to one or more of your other team members who are also working across multiple team projects. For more information about the @Me parameter, see Query Variables. For more information about creating cross-project queries for your work items or those for other members of your team, see How to: Find and Edit Work Items Assigned to You.

Organize Your Favorite Items

As you work on multiple team projects, you may want to create a central location for finding the work item queries, documents, reports, build types, and so forth you use most frequently. You can create shortcuts to all the team project items of interest within each team project and then store all the shortcuts in the My Favorites node in Team Explorer. For more information on using the My Favorites node, see Managing Team Explorer Favorites.

Create Custom Reports

If you are interested in information about your code coverage, test results, build status, and so forth across team projects, you may want to create either ad-hoc or periodic custom reports that address your specific issues. You can also create custom reports for issues relating to one or more of your other team members who are also working across multiple team projects. For more information about the data in the data warehouse that is available for reporting, see Understanding the Structure of the Data Warehouse Cube.

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